Kirsten Armleder

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Kirsten lives with two dogs, three horses and a throttle-happy husband in Cranbrook, B.C. Her interests include fishing, hiking and, of course, backcountry sledding. Like many in her area, Kirsten grew up riding sleds—first a 340 Yamaha Enticer, then a Yamaha Phazer, a Ski-Doo Summit and the list goes on. Her interest in sledding came to a standstill until she discovered deep powder mountain riding. Now when winter rolls around, she can barely stay in the office long enough to finish writing her stories. When she’s not playing hooky from work, though, Kirsten enjoys interviewing riders from across Western Canada, finding new products to review and pretty much anything to do with the sport.

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Ride On!

WATCH: The teaser for Trax Vol. 3 has dropped

The snow bike (re)evolution continues with Jaya Lange’s latest winter sports flick - Trax “Uprising.”

by Kirsten Armleder
A snowmobiler dropping a cornice with the SnoRiders instagram logo on the photo.
SledLife

Six reasons to follow us on Instagram

If you love snowmobiling and you’re on Instagram, maybe it’s time to give SnoRiders a follow?

by Kirsten Armleder
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Winners of the 2016-2017 Hotshots photo contest

Here are the seven best snowmobiling photos from our Hotshots contest that were sent in during winter 2016-2017 season.

by Kirsten Armleder
Ride On!

Owning a sled = instant cool (Not!)

How and why you should keep your sledding ego in check.

by Kirsten Armleder
Black modular style helmet for snowmobiling.
Gear

Z1R Solaris SV Modular snowmobile helmet

The new Z1R Solaris SV is a modular-style snowmobile helmet with an affordable price tag.

by Kirsten Armleder
Three Ski-Doo's lined up on top of the mountain.
Meet the Rider,

Sledding into the sunrise

The story behind Nathan Livingston’s predawn snowmobiling photo from the Rocky Point riding area.

by Kirsten Armleder
Unzip the top portion of the bib to make it into pants.
Gear

Review: Motorfist Contessa bib for women

After a season of testing, here's what our staff writer thinks of the Motorfist Contessa bib.

by Kirsten Armleder
A long line of snowmobilers going through the woods on a trail.

Club profile: Brokenhead Trailblazers Power Toboggan Club

Since 1970, this club has promoted and protected the interests of snowmobilers in and around Beausejour, Manitoba.

by Kirsten Armleder
Gilles Soucy
SledLife

The snowmobile clutch that started Kimpex 50 years ago

What started as a side project for Quebec native Gilles Soucy became Kimpex.

by Kirsten Armleder
Jethwear snowmobiling gear.
Gear

Jethwear joins forces with Kimpex to bring a new snowmobile gear line to Canada

Jethwear joins forces with Kimpex to bring a new snowmobile gear line to Canada

by Kirsten Armleder
A young boy airing out a Yamaha SnoSport.
Meet the Rider

February 2017: Hotshot of the month

Shawn Schwengler sent us a photo of his custom-built 1990 Yamaha SnoSport

by Kirsten Armleder
core snowmobile goggles.
Gear

Core Goggles by FXR Racing

Looking for a high-quality pair of snowmobile goggles? Check out the Core Goggle from FXR Racing.

by Kirsten Armleder
Orange Blitzkrieg monosuit for snowmobiling.
Gear

Review: Blitzkrieg monosuit from Motorfist

SnoRiders gear testers slip into the new Blitzkrieg Suit from Motorfist for a test and review of the whole monosuit thing for snowmobiling.

by Kirsten Armleder
Snowmobiling safety

Dave Norona on Backcountry Ascender

Riders around the world are taking advantage of this free online platform for learning backcountry safety.

by Kirsten Armleder
A snowmobiler blasts through fresh powder in Renshaw near McBride, B.C.
Meet the Rider, McBride, BC

“To me, it means the world”

Sledding is more than mere hobby for Cynthia Rougoor of Edmonton, Alberta.

by Kirsten Armleder
Carl Kuster sidehilling in Sicamous, B.C.
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Carl Kuster lands the front cover of SnoRiders magazine

Photographer Ryen Dunford explains how he got this shot.

by Kirsten Armleder